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Covid-19 testing at the Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital, Delhi. | Photo: Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

Delhi testing rate drops 5 days after CM Kejriwal promises to double it, positivity climbs

Delhi, which was testing around 20,000 samples a day, saw its daily tally drop to around 14,000 tests on 31 August. The positivity rate increased to 9.4% from 8.5% last week.
Dr S.K. Sarin, director, Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences. | Photo: Manisha Mondal/ThePrint

Indiscipline, antigen tests & possible mutation behind Delhi Covid surge — expert panel chief

In an interview, ILBS director Dr S.K. Sarin says the surge in Delhi should be seen as a serious wake-up call, adding that rise to 2,000 daily cases will be worrisome.
Covid-19 testing at the Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital, Delhi. | Photo: Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

Limited machines & staff could scuttle Delhi govt’s promise to double testing in a week

Doubling testing capacity could be easy given that Delhi has been largely conducting antigen tests, but labs say a crunch in resources will make this possible only to an extent.  
A health worker wearing PPE suit attends COVID-19 patients at quarantine Center, CWG Village, in New Delhi on 15 July 2020 (representational image) | ANI

Delhi govt alleges pressure by Centre to not increase Covid tests, MHA says false allegation

Health Minister Satyender Jain wrote to MHA Secretary Ajay Bhalla, alleging officials are being threatened and intimidated to not double Covid tests.
A medic sorts samples for Covid-19 rapid antigen testing in New Delhi in July 2020 | Kamal Kishore Nath | PTI

Containment zones in Delhi likely to increase with doubling of Covid tests, more relaxations

Delhi recorded 1,693 cases Wednesday, the city's highest single-day spike this month so far, taking the tally to over 1.65 lakh. Containment zones in the capital also rose to 716.
A health worker collects swab sample for coronavirus at a mobile testing van in New Delhi | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Delhi govt to double Covid testing to 40,000 per day as cases rise

Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said that there has been a marginal increase in cases since 17 August and currently 10,448 beds for Covid patients are vacant.
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal | Twitter | File photo

Delhi govt working on online hospital management system, says CM Arvind Kejriwal

Kejriwal said his govt was integrating Delhi hospitals, Mohalla clinics and polyclinics through the hospital management information system, which will be completed within a year.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal | Photo: ANI

Covid situation improving, Delhi Metro should resume on trial basis, says Arvind Kejriwal

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal for resumption of Metro services in a phased manner, says he has raised the issue with Centre and hopes a decision on it soon.

AAP to provide oximeters to 30,000 villages across India to help fight Covid

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal had urged people to donate oximeters to the AAP so that they could be distributed by its volunteers in villages across the country.
Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal delivering Independence Day speech at Delhi secretariat | ANI

Delhi govt will not open schools unless fully convinced on Covid progress, says Kejriwal

Delivering his Independence Day speech at Delhi Secretariat, Delhi CM said the Covid situation in the national capital is under control as compared to what it was two months back.

On Camera

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden (R) and US President Donald Trump speak during the first US presidential debate in Cleveland, Ohio, on 29 September

Trump-Biden debate had no highlights, only lowlights

The first presidential debate between President Donald Trump and his democratic challenger Joe Biden must have been one of the nastiest presidential debate in US history.
File image of Department of Economic Affairs Secretary Tarun Bajaj | Photo: ANI

India will not meet its Rs 2.1 lakh crore disinvestment target in 2020-21, DEA secretary says

Govt retains its Rs 12 lakh crore borrowing limit for the full financial year, which means it can borrow Rs 4.34 lakh crore in the second half.

Defence

File image of the OFB pavilion at DefExpo 2016 | Representational image | Twitter | @SpokespersonMoD

Ordnance factories hit back at Army claims, cite export orders, accidents of other equipment

In a statement, OFB said only 19 per cent of the accidents involving defence ammunition between January 2015 and December 2019 could be attributed to the board.
Narendra Modi and Amit Shah | File photo: T. Narayan | Bloomberg

Partners dispensable in Modi-Shah construct if they do not bring additional votes

In the Modi-Shah construct, if partners do not bring additional votes, they are dispensable. However old or loyal, either they become supplicants, or die.